Meet Our Founder
Our founders are orthopaedic spine surgeons who have voluntarily assisted critical and complex scoliosis cases (whose curvature reached over 130 degrees). Curves above 100 degrees are rare, but become life-threatening in cases where accelerated twisting of the spine leads to loss of lung capacity and ultimately causes the heart to not function properly.
Surgeries for these critical and complex cases were performed in Tampa, Florida (USA) and involved surgical experts, allied healthcare professionals, medical centers, large donations of implants, imaging, orthotic devices, extensive volunteer coordination and raised funds.
In 2013, the Global Scoliosis Foundation was opened, reaching out to scoliosis communities worldwide bringing comfort to those (all ages) dealing with the complexities of scoliosis and chronic back pain by providing chapter support, educational material and in some cases a pillar of hope.
Anthony P. Moreno, MD (Florida USA)
Dr. Anthony P. Moreno received his Bachelor’s and Medical degrees from the University of Florida, where he graduated with honors. He completed his orthopaedic residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center/University of Miami. He has also completed a Spine Surgery Fellowship at Hahnemann/Penn. As a board-certified orthopaedic spine surgeon, Dr. Moreno is a member of the American College of Spine Surgery and has done presentations around the world on spinal surgical techniques.
Dr. Moreno has been in private practice since 1998 and has completed over 3,000 spinal surgeries, from the most basic to the most complex. He treats a wide variety of spine disorders with techniques such as microdisectomy, scoliosis corrections, and total disk replacement. Dr. Moreno enjoys basic cervical and lumbar microsurgeries, but also spends a large portion of his practice on complex revision spinal deformities in adults and children. He specializes in scoliosis and kyphosis reconstruction. He is an active fellow for the Scoliosis Research Society and is the Director of the Mease Neuro-Ortho Spine Surgery Center at Mease Countryside Hospital. Dr. Moreno is also the co-author of The Gift of Scoliosis and is the co-founder of the Global Scoliosis Foundation.
Dr. Moreno is an Assistant Professor at the University of South Florida Department of Orthopaedics. He is also the orthopaedic spine surgeon for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
He has active privileges at Tampa General Hospital and Mease Countryside Hospital, and consulting privileges at Shriners Hospital for Children in Tampa and St. Joseph’s Hospital.